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Jigme Wangchuck

King of bhutan
The basics
About
Date of birth Punakha
Date of death Mar 30, 1952 Punakha
Family
Spouse: Phuntsho Choden
Children: Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
Father: Ugyen Wangchuck
Awards Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire
The details
Biography

Jigme Wangchuck (Dzongkha: འཇིགས་མེད་དབང་ཕྱུག, Wylie: 'jigs med dbang phyug; 1905 – 30 March 1952) was the Druk Gyalpo or king of Bhutan from 21 August 1926, until his death. He was the eldest son of King Ugyen Wangchuck and was educated in English, Hindi and Buddhist literature.

Under his reign, Bhutan continued to maintain almost complete isolation from the outside world, maintaining only limited relations with the British Raj in India. He was succeeded by his son, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

Children

HM The Second King, Jigme Wangchuck, has 5 children:

  • The Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (by his first wife).
  • Prince (Druk Gyalsey) Namgyal Wangchuck (by his second wife).
  • Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Choki Ongmo Wangchuck (by his second wife).
  • Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Deki Yangzom Wangchuck (by his second wife).
  • Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Pema Choden Wangchuck (by his second wife).

Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Choki Ongmo Wangchuck has two daughters, Ashi Deki Choden and Ashi Sonam Yulgyal.

Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Deki Yangzom Wangchuck has five children; Ashi Lhazen Nizal Rica, Dasho Jigme Namgyal, Dasho Wangchuck Dorji Namgyal, Ashi Yiwang Pindarica and Ashi Namzay Kumutha.

Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Pema Choden Wangchuck has four children; Ashi Namden, Dasho Namgyal Dawa (Tulku Namgyal Rimpoche), Dasho Wangchen Dawa (Kathok Situ Rinpoche) and Dasho Leon Rabten.

Honours

National honours

  • Bhutan :
    • Maharaja Ugyen Wangchuck Medal.gif Maharaja Ugyen Wangchuck Medal 1st class in gold (17/11/1909).

Foreign honours

  • British Raj :
    • King George V Coronation Medal ribbon.png Delhi Durbar Silver Medal (12/12/1911).
    • Order of the Indian Empire Ribbon.svg Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE - 11/03/1927).
    • Order of the Indian Empire Ribbon.svg Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE - 03/06/1930).
  • United Kingdom :
    • GeorgeVSilverJubileum-ribbon.png King George V Silver Jubilee Medal (06/05/1935).
    • GeorgeVICoronationRibbon.png King George VI Coronation Medal (12/05/1937).

Ancestry

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